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Two little girls saved from an attempted kidnapping: Metro needs your help finding suspect

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UPDATE: Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect who police say was involved in both attempted kidnapping cases.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, 18-20 years of age, and medium build. The suspect has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey zip-up hoody, gray sweatpants, and grey Nike shoes. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Las Vegas Metro police said there were two attempted kidnappings in the valley on Feb. 6, 2018, within minutes of each other.

One happened near 28th and Stewart. The other near Bonanza and Pecos. In both cases, the little girls were saved by a family or neighbor who heard their screams and was able to thwart the suspect.

The suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male, 18-20 years old with a medium build. He also has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. He was driving a red, four-door sedan with silver trim around the windows. He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a gray zip-up hoodie, and gray Nike shoes.

The 6-year-old that lives near 28th and Stewart was riding her scooter when he tried to grab her. Neighbors saved her.

Pedro Cruz lives next door to her family. He said, “The little girl started crying and yelling and a neighbor from the other side heard. So, she came out and that’s when she was able to escape.”

The other little girl, a 7-year-old, was playing on the playground of her apartment complex near Pecos and Bonanza. A family member saw the man grab her and confronted the man. He released the child.

Jonathan Ramirez said, “Everyone is scared.” He added, “Once it gets dark, it’s scary. You don’t even want them to go outside.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Northeast Area Command Patrol Investigation Section by phone at 702-828-3755, or by email at NEACCOP@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.



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